Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 603: Rescinding Certain Executive Orders

Date: 12/14/2022
Issuer: Charlie Baker
Mass Register: No. 1486
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 566
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 572
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 576
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 578
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 579
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 582
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 591
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 593
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 543
Rescinding: Executive Order No. 558

Table of Contents

WHEREAS, as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I have from time to time issued Executive Orders in order to provide important policy directives to secretariats, agencies, bureaus, and other divisions of the executive department, or to create advisory bodies for the purpose of providing subject-specific expertise to inform executive department policy-making, or to meet other critical needs of the executive department;

WHEREAS, the success of a number of these policy directives and the completion of a number of these advisory functions makes the continuation of certain Executive Orders unnecessary, particularly where such efforts have accomplished their intended results in the form of reports delivered, legislation recommended and enacted, or other successful and superseding concluding action;

WHEREAS, as a result, the continuation of any Executive Order that has fulfilled its purpose is unnecessary and may lead to confusion and inconvenience for a successor administration, executive department employees, or members of the public;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles D. Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution, Part 2, c. 2, § 1, Art. 1, do hereby order as follows:

1. The Executive Orders listed below are hereby rescinded effective immediately.

No. 566 - Order Constituting the Supreme Judicial Court Nominating Commission

No. 572 - To Promote the Testing and Deployment of Highly Automated Driving Technologies

No. 576 - Launching the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts

No. 578 - Reaffirming and Restructuring the Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crimes

No. 579 - Establishing the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

No. 582 - Ensuring Access to Skilled Labor by Varying the Terms of Plumbing Licensure in the Commonwealth

No. 591 - Order Constituting the Supreme Judicial Court Nominating Commission

No. 593 - To Promote Timely and Efficient Reciprocal Licensing for Military Families Licensed in Certain Occupations and Professions

No. 543 - Implementing Integrated Facilities Management in the Commonwealth [1]

2.  The Executive Order listed below is rescinded effective December 23, 2022.

No. 558 - Reconstituting the Judicial Nominating Commission and Establishing a Code of Conduct for Commission Members and Nominees to Judicial Office

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 14th day of December in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two and of the Independence of the United States of America two hundred forty-six.

[1]   This Order was issued in a prior administration, but the benefits the Order sought to achieve by centralizing facilities operations were not achieved.  The executive department now has in place an alternative model to deliver effective facility management.

Help Us Improve Mass.gov  with your feedback

Please do not include personal or contact information.